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Frequently asked questions:

When’s the best time for portraits?

Outer Banks: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings before sunset are ideal, but not a hard rule. The remainder of the week is usually open to reschedule incase of inclement weather.

Richmond, Williamsburg, and surrounding areas: Sessions can be scheduled on any day, subject to availability.

Regardless of location, the best time for outdoor portraits is in the evening before sunset or in the morning after sunrise.

Where’s the best place for portraits?

Outer Banks: Most families prefer to meet at their vacation rental. If you're not envisioning beach portraits, I'm happy to meet with you anywhere on the Outer Banks.

Richmond, The Northern Neck, Williamsburg, and the surrounding areas: Depending on the look you're envisioning, I'm happy to meet you and your family anywhere. If you need help selecting a location, just ask.

Hidden fees?

No junk fees! Nickle-and-dime charges for travel, more family members, digital files, printing rights, etc. don't live here!

Inclement weather?

Every effort will be made to reschedule your session. If we’re unable to reschedule for whatever reason, there are no further obligations.

How are the pictures delivered?

Within two weeks following your family's session, you will receive an emailed link to your family’s private gallery.

Once you access the gallery with the supplied password, you can see and download all of your family's pictures in high-resolution. You’re welcome and encouraged to share the gallery with your family and friends.

Will the pictures be edited?

Your pictures will be beautiful and ready to print and share with your family and friends when you receive them.

Removing sunburn, wind-blown hair, bruises, major scratches or scars, excess weight, wrinkles, etc. is a complex, time consuming process and is not included with any collection. These services are available as an a-la-carte option.

Can we print the pictures?

Yes! You’re welcome to print your pictures anywhere you’d like. If your printer requires a print release, just ask.

Do you offer professional grade prints?

If you're interested in professional grade prints, you'll find a complete line of handmade prints using archival grade paper or canvas. Simply click on the shopping cart icon in your family’s gallery to get started.

It’s an honor to meet you!

Jayson's love of photography started when he was given his first camera, a Kodak 110, by his Aunt Susan when he was just six years old.

During his adolescent and teenage years, he enjoyed travel, wildlife, and landscape photography. While attending college at Virginia Commonwealth University, Jayson enrolled in a photography class and discovered a talent for human subjects.

Determined not to ruin a hobby by making it a business, Jayson, together with his wife Rachael, decided to start Jayson and Rachael Photography in 2011 after a less than positive experience with their own wedding photographer.

"Jayson and Rachael Photography started from a desire to treat others the way we should have been treated."

Jayson focused on weddings and engagements until late 2014 when the decision was made to refocus on family portraits to allow more time for his own growing family.

Jayson and Rachael currently have three beautiful children and Jayson works with nearly 50 families each year from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Richmond, Virginia.

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